Tiger HAD

The latest and fourth version (HAD ("Helicoptere d’Appui Destruction", support and attack helicopter)) of the Tiger (EC665) has recently finalized its development and is currently used by the French Army (ALAT) and Spanish Army (Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra, FAMET).

The Tiger HAD multi-role fire support helicopters is fitted with a 70mm rocket system including BHIR firing control system and both 19-tube (FZ225) and 7-tube (FZ233) lightweight composite rocket launchers.


70mm rocket system

Versatile 70 mm unguided rocket system (change of rocket type without change of any fixed part on helicopter).

  • Rocket launcher (up to 52 rockets) :
    • 2 inner 19-tube rocket launchers FZ225
    • 2 outer 7-tube rocket launchers FZ233
  • Firing control system : BHIR for :
    • rocket inner pods elevation,
    • programming of  time setting fuze for firing of rocket with subprojectile warheads (FZ122 or FZ149)
    • rocket types (mixed loading with different warheads)
  • Rockets :


  • Attack
  • Ground fire support
  • Escort
  • Armed reconnaissance
  • Air-to-Air combat